Andrew Chan quotes

  • I believe if you want to build up to something, you have to start somewhere - you have to start today and maybe tomorrow won't exist.
    -- Andrew Chan

    #Believe #Maybe Tomorrow #Want

  • When I got back to my cell, I said, 'God, I asked you to set me free, not kill me.' God spoke to me and said, 'Andrew, I have set you free from the inside out, I have given you life!' From that moment on I haven't stopped worshipping Him. I had never sung before, never led worship, until Jesus set me free.
    -- Andrew Chan

    #Jesus #Cells #Worship

  • I never really was good at being a family general man, really. I hardly ever spent any time with my mum and dad whatever, really, or brothers or sisters. We just really didn't get along. I was pretty much like the black sheep of the family, to be honest.
    -- Andrew Chan

    #Brother #Dad #Men

  • I'm thankful that every day I actually get to wake up.
    -- Andrew Chan

    #Wake Up

  • I've learnt to realise my brother is my own best friend. He'd always stick his nose in even though I turned around and said "It's none of your business", I know he only wanted to look out for me.
    -- Andrew Chan

    #Brother #Sticks #Looks

  • I don't think I was really going anywhere in life. I don't think, I was achieving too much, even though I had a stable job and all.
    -- Andrew Chan

    #Jobs #Thinking #Too Much

  • A country scratching a lazy irritation at sagging doorjambs and late trains, whose greatest attribute is a collective, smelly tolerance, where a chap will put up with almost everything, which means he won't care about anything enough to get out of a chair.A country of public insouciance and private, grubby guilt, where you can believe anything as long as you don't believe it too fervently. A country where the highest aspiration is for a quiet life.

  • I still secretly believe that afternoons are the time for the test card and you shouldn't watch television when the sun is out.

  • I cannot understand how any man or woman can believe in the Lord's coming and not be a missionary, or at least committed to the work of missions with every power of his being.

  • I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.

  • I believe the collapse of the House of Windsor is tied in with the collapse of the Church of England.

  • We like to see death as an unfair conspiracy, and what we want is a magic practitioner, a combination of Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

  • We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.

  • The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.

  • Today I am in control because I want to be. I have my fingers on the switch, but have lived a lifetime ignoring the control I have over my own world. Today is different.

  • Luke, I don't want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die." Mara

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